Our Committees / Our Groups and Organizations / Community Support
Much of the work of the church is done by our members, who donate their time and talents for God’s ministry here in Claverack. Most of this work is done through our committees, each with its own mission in the life of our church. Find out more about our committees below:
The Worship committee strives to provide a meaningful worship experience for all, glorifying God and bringing His Word into our midst. To this end, the committee manages all the “behind the scenes details” that go into the planning and preparation of our worship services, including the recruiting of greeters, care and set-up of adornments, arranging for seasonal (i.e. Lent, Advent) needs, and obtaining pulpit supply. In addition, the committee aids the minister and director of music in matters related to the style and practice of our worship services. Email us a request by clicking here
Christian Growth and Education
The CG&E committee helps develop and administer educational programs in which all may grow in the knowledge of the Word of God. More about this committee’s work, from Sunday School to Bible study, can be found in the Christian Education section of this site. Email us a request by clicking here
The Nurture committee assists in providing Christian compassion to those in need of spiritual and emotional support within our church family and community. Through notes, cards, phone calls, visitations, and prayer, the committee gives comfort to those who are sick, healing, shut-in, or otherwise in need of spiritual support. Email us a request by clicking here
The Missions committee plans and manages the church’s outreach to assist those in need both locally and throughout the world. More details on our Missions programs can be found in the Helping Others section of this site. Email us a request by clicking here
In order to foster fellowship within our church family, the Fellowship organizes and sponsors various get-togethers, outings and recreational activities. Recent events have included picnics at Dutchman’s Landing, family hiking trips, and movie screenings. Email us a request by clicking here
Acting as our faithful stewards of “His House(s)”, the Property committee oversees the repair and maintenance of our buildings and grounds. Their work includes the planning of building projects, managing the church’s utilities (oil, electric, etc.), and responding to immediate repair needs. Email us a request by clicking here
Members of the Finance committee are our financial stewards, administering the use of the church’s talents and funds in support of God’s ministry in Claverack. The committee handles most of the church’s financial work: preparing and overseeing the budget, maintaining the church’s various bank accounts, and managing the church’s income and expenditures. Email us a request by clicking here
The Cemetery committee provides for the perpetual care of the cemetery. It’s board of five members oversees the cemetery’s operation and finances. For information about plots, burials, or other matters concerning the cemetery, Email us a request by clicking here.
Cemetery Committee 2018
Chairmen Jim O’Neill
Secretary/Treasurer Jim Mackerer
Our Groups & Organizations
Note: Information about the Youth Group and other education-based ministries can be found in the Christian Education section of this site.
Women of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack (WRDCC)
Comprised of the women of the congregation, RCWM is a service organization that supports the church through both volunteer work and fundraising programs. One of the church’s biggest and most well-known events, the annual Fall Bazaar, is organized and run by the RCWM. In addition, the RCWM leads in the volunteer work for many of the church’s dinners and receptions. Email us a request by clicking here
The Church Choir and Bell Choir
Our Sunday worship experience would be incomplete without the music provided by our singers and ringers. The church choir, led by Director of Music Andrea Mastriani, offers musical praise to the Lord with their weekly anthem and in leading the congregational singing of praise songs and hymns. Email us a request by clicking here
Another part of our music ministry is the Handbell choirs. The handbell choir consists of adult members, performing two and three octave arrangements of seasonal music.
Supporting the Community
The church also plays host to a variety of local organizations, providing facilities for workshops, benefit dinners, and other special events. Groups that have established a regular relationship with us include the Boy Scouts (Troop 121), the Girl Scouts, and Alcoholics Anonymous.